Beautydirectory’s Star Awards, held today in Sydney at the Queen Victoria Tea Rooms, acknowledged the best and brightest in beauty writing and beauty PR.
MiNDFOOD’s very own Associate Editor (NZ), Carolyn Enting was singled out for her hard work, dedication and achievements in the field, receiving the impressive accolade for Outstanding Contribution to Beauty Journalism in New Zealand.
“She has been a highly regarded style journalist for newspapers for many years and now she has brought her high standards to the beauty pages,” the judges’ comments read at the prestigious Star Awards ceremony.
“Her stories are thoughtful, well researched and well written with a smart point of difference perfect for her readers.”
“She is an excellent example for beauty media as she is very experienced and smart,” they added.
“This major journalism award shows the quality of content that Carolyn creates for MiNDFOOD, its world-class standard that sets MiNDFOOD apart from its competitors particularly in the beauty arena,” said MiNDFOOD editor-in-chief Michael McHugh.
Carolyn said she was extremely honoured to be singled out for the award and thanked beautydirectory and Mindfood for championing quality journalism in beauty.
“I’ve been writing about beauty for 12 years. When I write I try to ensure what I have written is informative, interesting and adds value to the reader. It has to be relatable, understandable and honest as well as aspirational,” Carolyn said.
“I’m a great believer in skincare. I also love how make-up can transform how you look and feel as well as add confidence. I’ve been fortunate enough to have covered backstage beauty at New York, Paris ready to wear, Paris haute couture, Milan, Australia and New Zealand fashion weeks where the world’s leading artists have been my teachers. My goal has been to share that information so that women can learn, enjoy and embrace make-up and not be afraid of it, as well as to educate men and women about the importance of skincare,” Carolyn said.
For the first time in the awards 10 year history, the list of nominees included a category dedicated to New Zealand beauty journalism and PR.
“The Star Awards were created to celebrate and acknowledge the best in beauty PR and beauty journalism, and with each year the awards reflect the changing face of media and PR practice in Australia and now New Zealand,” says beautydirectory managing director Janet Hayward.
“The impressive entries this year showcase how beauty journalists and PR practitioners are continuing to adapt their talents to produce highly creative, relevant and engaging ways to present beauty.”
With the biggest number of entries yet and three new categories, this year’s awards were more exciting than ever. Other new categories include Star Beauty PR Practitioner of the Year, Star Beauty PR Team of the Year and Star Beauty Writer – Blogger.
Winners of the beauty journalist and PR Star Awards were announced at an exclusive breakfast event this morning.
For more information or to contact Michael McHugh and Carolyn Enting for interview please call Sydney office: +61 (02) 9318 1300, Auckland office: +64 (09) 362 0770